Farm to Market Road 2004

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Farm to Market Road 2004 marker

Farm to Market Road 2004
Route information
Length 46.901 mi[1] (75.480 km)
Existed 1953 – present
Major junctions
South end SH 36 near Jones Creek
  SH 332 in Lake Jackson
SH 288 in Lake Jackson
SH 6 in Hitchcock
I-45 in La Marque
North end SH 3 in Texas City
Location
Counties Brazoria, Galveston
Highway system
FM 2003 FM 2005

Farm to Market Road 2004 (FM 2004) is a farm to market road in Brazoria and Galveston counties, Texas.[1]

Route description

FM 2004 begins near the village of Jones Creek and the TDCJ Clemens Unit prison, at an intersection with SH 36; the roadway past SH 36 is FM 2611.[2] The route travels to the northeast, crossing the Brazos River and entering Lake Jackson, where it intersects SH 332 and then the SH 288 expressway north of Brazos Mall.[3] FM 2004 travels through Richwood before entering unincorporated areas of Brazoria County, south of Danbury and Liverpool, and north of the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. The highway crosses a steep bridge over Chocolate Bayou and passes chemical plants before entering Galveston County.[4] The route turns more to the north, crossing SH 6 in Hitchcock. The route begins a brief concurrency with FM 1764 in La Marque just prior to a junction with IH 45. FM 1764 turns to the east past the IH 45 junction, while FM 2004 resumes its northerly route through Texas City, passing of Mall of the Mainland before ending at SH 3.[5][1]

In 2005, the Brazoria County section of FM 2004, from the Galveston County line to SH 36, was designated the Jason Oliff Memorial Highway in honor of Brazoria County Sheriff Deputy Jason Oliff.[6] Oliff was killed on December 5, 2005, while placing flares in front of the BP Amoco plant on FM 2004 just southwest of the FM 2917 intersection.[7]

History

FM 2004 was first designated in Galveston County in 1952; its routing then was from SH 3 to SH 6, and replaced a section of FM 1765. It was extended to SH 288 in Brazoria County in 1964, replacing most of FM 1561, which was cancelled. The southern terminus saw two more changes: a short extension from SH 288 to SH 332 in Lake Jackson in 1965, and an extension to the current terminus at SH 36 in 1977. TxDOT edited the designation in 1979 to indicate a discontinuity at FM 1764; that amendment was repealed from the official description in 1989.[1]

In 1995, the mileage of the original section between SH 3 and SH 6 was transferred to Urban Road 2004 (UR 2004); as with other urban roads, TxDOT continues to sign the route with the "Farm Road" marker.[8]

Major intersections

County Location mi[9] km Destinations Notes
Brazoria 0.0 0.0 SH 36 / FM 2611 – Brazoria, Freeport Southern terminus
Lake Jackson 5.4 8.7 SH 332 – Brazoria, Clute
6.6 10.6 SH 288 (Nolan Ryan Expwy.) – Angleton, Clute
Richwood 9.7 15.6
Bus. SH 288 (Brazosport Blvd.) – Angleton, Clute
13.3 21.4 FM 523 – Angleton
29.4 47.3 FM 2917 – Chocolate Bayou
Galveston Hitchcock 36.5 58.7 FM 646 – Santa Fe
40.7 65.5 SH 6
La Marque 42.4 68.2 FM 1765 (Texas Ave.) – Santa Fe
44.1 71.0 FM 1764 west – Santa Fe South end of FM 1764 concurrency
44.2 71.1 I-45 – Houston, Galveston
Texas City 44.4 71.5 FM 1764 east (Emmett F. Lowry Expwy.) North end of FM 1764 concurrency
47.0 75.6 SH 3 (Galveston Rd.) – Dickinson, La Marque Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2004". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 565. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-08. [dead link]
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 564. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-08. [dead link]
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 584. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-08. [dead link]
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 583. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-08. [dead link]
  6. ^ Texas House of Representatives, 80th Session, HB 1682. [1]. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  7. ^ "Off-Duty Deputy Dies While Working 2nd Job". Click2Houston.com. 2005-12-05. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  8. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Urban Road No. 2004". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  9. ^ Google (2011-01-08). "Overview map of Farm to Market Road 2004 Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
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